Lucie Reinišová (CZE), Gas station staff, Plzen

‘I started getting tattooed at the age of 14, after seeing a book about piercings and tattoos. That book created my dream to look like the people portrayed in there someday. Every session means an addition to my dream, it’s like an addiction and such an adrenaline rush. Just thinking about the sound of the machine makes me want to go again already.’

‘Every tattoo tells a part of my life, that’s why they’re all evenly important. People are quite often impressed by the owl on my neck, his eyes always intrigue. There’s also Johnny Depp, Bob Marley, 2Pac, B.I.G., all people I really respect as an actor, musician or artist. Such a shame some of them are not among us anymore.’

‘I’ve been through lots of hardships in my life which I hope no one else ever has to experience. I don’t want to elaborate on it, but the numerous Spanish spells on my body remind me of all those bad memories and help me with dealing with ‘m. Spanish felt like the best language for it, I really love it. I’m even trying to learn a bit of Spanish in my spare time and hope to travel to Spain someday.’